Orla Barry, a Paralympics medallist explains how studying Business Management with Law at WIT has helped her along the road to becoming a teacher
Orla Barry is a member of the Irish Paralympic Athletics team and has two Paralympic medals, 2 World Championship medals and 3 European medals all for throwing discus. She was a Sports scholarship student when she was in third year at WIT and was a member of WIT Athletics Club.
Orla is now studying a Professional Masters of Education Post Primary with Hibernia College.
What do you hope to hope to achieve in the future?
I hope to get as far in my sporting career as possible. I also wish to complete my masters and establish a teaching career.
How has your studies at WIT helped you to get where you are today?
Studying my level 8 degree of Business Management with Law has allowed me to go on and further my studies so that I can become a post primary teacher in Business and Accounting.
How do you balance study and sport?
Balancing a sporting career along with studying can be tough. Good time management skills and self motivation are very important to ensure you are keeping on top of your work.